Governing Body

The Governing Body is the International Board of the European Youth Parliament which represents the interests of the network.

The Governing Body of the European Youth Parliament, Berlin, January 2024.

The responsibilities of the Governing Body (GB) include ensuring the strategic development of the organisation, facilitating the work of the European Youth Parliament (EYP) on the international level, and overseeing the annual International Sessions. In collaboration with the National Committees and EYP members, it establishes guidelines that ensure the quality and safety of our activities.

The six members of the Governing Body are elected by the National Committees as well as EYP members on different dates, to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities and expertise. A representative of the Schwarzkopf Foundation, as well as the EYP’s Executive Director, are part of the international board. The EYP’s Executive Director participates in every meeting.

Members of the Governing Body 2024

  • Janis Fifka

    “Being a member of the Governing Body allows me to learn a lot about organisational development and contribute to the processes that combine creative problem-solving, innovative approaches and meeting the needs of everyone in our network. To shape the EYP, in which I myself have grown for a decade now, is really something extraordinary.”
  • Milica Mijatović

    “I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to help shape this wonderful Organisation. As a Governing Body Member, I aim to help young people all over Europe claim their spot in this grand mosaic of changes, opportunities, and projects. I am happy to support young changemakers and represent EYP values.”
  • Lira Mikayelyan

    “I am delighted to join the Governing Body and contribute to the continuous development of the Network which so many young individuals call a life-changing experience. It is my greatest honour to put my experience and dedication into shaping the organisation which supports the efforts of young Europeans to become active citizens, develop personally and professionally as well as be inspired by diversity.”
  • Güneş Uğuz

    “EYP always offers new opportunities for everyone to discover the world around us, develop and empower themselves to create a positive impact. Being a part of the Governing Body is a truly inspiring chance to work with the young people all around the EYP network, widen and improve our organisation. I am enthusiastic about contributing to the network by forming stronger bonds and enhancing the cooperation between the members, alumni and National Committees.”
  • Rufat Mir Feyzullazadeh

    "As a Governing Body member of EYP, I am privileged to be part of a unique platform that impacts the lives of thousands of young people from across Europe. Through my role, I have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to this process. I firmly believe that together, we can cultivate a stronger and more accessible organization for the youth of Europe"
  • Linda Vaher

    It is an honour for me to contribute and give back to the Network with the skills I have acquired from participating in different projects throughout the years. As a member of the Governing Body, I look forward to helping young Europeans further develop our organisation and shape the future of Young Europe.
  • Anya Suprunenko

    Executive Director European Youth Parliament
  • Tomáš Sacher

    Executive Director of the Schwarzkopf-Foundation Young Europe